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Monday, February 13, 2017

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Why Ron Howard chose the Baftas over the Grammys

Director Ron Howard has said he chose to attend the Baftas rather than the Grammys because he was so gratified his nominated documentary about The Beatles has been received so well in the UK. His movie The Beatles: Eight Days A Week received nods for awards at both ceremonies, for best documentary at the Baftas and best music film at the Grammys.

Source: The Irish Examiner
Beatles documentary wins Grammy for Best Music Film

The Beatles documentary Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years was named Best Music Film at the Grammys last night. It is the third Beatles-related film to win in this category, previously known as best music video-long form. They also won a Grammy for The Beatles Anthology in 1996 and The Beatles Love: All Together Now in 2009.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Beatles documentary leads BAFTA nominations Warning: Page opens with sound

Ron Howard's Beatles on tour documentary is among the leading nominations for the 2017 BAFTAs, which were announced this morning. Grossing a worldwide total of over $12.2 million, the film, which was produced with the cooperation of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, has been nominated for Best Documentary.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Eight Days a Week doesn't make Academy Awards documentaries list

Yesterday, the Academy announced one of their long lists, whittling down the Best Documentary Feature contenders to just 15 finalists, from an initial listing of 145 titles. Director Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years did not make the cut in somewhat surprising fashion.

Source: Hollywood News
Friday, November 18, 2016
DVD Bonus Clip: Paul and Ringo recall standing up to George Martin

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recall a pivotal moment in Beatles history when the group insisted upon writing and recording their own songs instead of the song "How Do You Do It" that George Martin suggested, in a bonus clip from the deluxe edition of Ron Howard's documentary, Eight Days a Week The Touring Years.

More: Video  Source: Rolling Stone
Beatles Documentary Eight Days a Week on DVD

Ron Howard's Beatles documentary that opened in theaters on September 16, streams on Hulu and is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. If you were too young when it happened, or not yet in existence, you'll come away understanding why we boomers all acted the way we did. You can't watch this film and not.

More info at Amazon  Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, October 3, 2016
Five times when it wasn't much fun being a Beatle Warning: Page opens with sound

Being a Beatle was the best, except for when it wasn't. Ron Howard's new documentary captures the exhilarating highs of Beatlemania, and the mortifying lows, including fans tearing at their hair, bad stadium sound systems and how at the end of of their touring, the fans were screaming at them, not for them.

Source: USA Today
Friday, September 23, 2016
More hits for the Beatles in new documentary film

Ron Howard's Beatles documentary has played so strongly in its first week in theaters that virtually all are holding it over for at least a second week, and the film's distributor is nearly doubling its number of screens beginning Friday. The film also has generally positive reviews, scoring a 97% positive rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
New Beatles doc getting deluxe DVD/Blu-ray release

Ron Howard's Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years will come out on DVD and Blu-ray on November 18 in a couple of configurations, all featuring extended, full-length performances of several songs, including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Can`t Buy Me Love. A two-disc Special Collector's Edition will feature a special 64-page booklet.

More Information  Source: WROR FM, Boston
Monday, September 19, 2016
The Beatles a chart-topper in crowded movie weekend

A competitive weekend on Specialty screens saw The Fab Four land the top spot, as Ron Howard's doc The Beatles: Eight Days a Week The Touring Years bowed with a mix of one-nighters and traditional engagements, grossing over $615K in its slated week-long engagements via Abramorama.

Source: Deadline
Ed Sheeran tribute cut from Beatles documentary

British musician Ed Sheeran is a devoted Beatles fan and has grown friendly with Paul McCartney in recent years. As a result he jumped at the chance to appear in director Ron Howard's new film about the band. However due to time constraints, Howard says Sheeran's talking head segment didn't make it to the final cut of the movie.

Source: TV3, Ireland
Friday, September 16, 2016
Pictures: The McCartneys party after Beatles film London premiere

He may be well into his seventies, but Paul McCartney proved he can still party like the best of them as he left an after-show party for the new Beatles documentary on Thursday night. Paul's fashion designer daughter Stella McCartney was also on hand, as was son James. Paul paid plenty of attention to his fans, giving them high-fives.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Pictures: Die-hard Beatles fan Liam Gallagher at Beatles film premiere

He is an enormous Beatles fan, even naming his son Lennon. So it was no surprise to see Liam Gallagher arriving at the world premiere of director Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, in London on Thursday night. Liam and his older brother Noel have made no secret of their love of the 1960s band.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paul and Ringo appear together for emotional Beatles film premiere in London

Last night at the premier in London of The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, Paul McCartney said looking back at footage from the Beatles' touring years was "emotional and very special." He said, "We're getting great memories obviously of playing with John and George. So that's very emotional and very special to see that again."

Source: London Evening Standard
New film shows how the Beatles helped fight segregation

Music aside, the true power of The Beatles wasn't the volume of their fans or the popularity of their hairstyles, it was the pull of their politics. The band's refusal to play to segregated American audiences in 1964 is one striking example explored in a new documentary about the band's tireless years on the road in the 1960s.

Source: NY Times
8 reasons even non-Beatles fans should watch their new feature-length doc

A Beatles film? In 2016? Why should anyone bother? Because, incredibly, there's still plenty to say half a century on. "But I don't like The Beatles!" Even so. The Digital Spy website has put together eight reasons why, Fabs fan or not, you have to watch Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years.

Source: Digital Spy
Larry Kane: The reluctant Beatles fan

Eight Days A Week, Ron Howard's new documentary about the Beatles' touring days in the 1960s, has contributions from familiar faces such as Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Less expected is Larry Kane, who as a young journalist at the Top 40 music station WFUN Miami accompanied the band on every date of their first two US tours.

Source: BBC News, UK
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Paul and Ringo haven't seen new documentary yet

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr say they haven't yet seen the band's new tour film documentary Eight Days A Week. In a Facebook Q&A, Paul and Ringo said the first time they will watch the movie will be at tonight's London premiere. McCartney said, "We haven't seen it, so we're looking forward to tomorrow night's premiere."

Source: NME, UK
Video: How Beatles created strange sound of Tomorrow Never Knows Warning: Page opens with sound

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years features fascinating archival footage and some new interviews. In a new clip now available on the internet, Paul and Ringo talk about just how they managed to create sounds that no-one ever heard before, including the tape loops on Tomorrow Never Knows.

Source: Contact Music
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Eight Days A Week: How Ron Howard brought the Beatles back to life

Eight Days A Week strips away layers of myth to give us back the Beatles who made the whole world scream. It puts us inside the bubble of their skyrocketing fame, an experience that these four men alone shared, and which only they fully understood. It was all about being four boys in a band. Until suddenly it wasn't.

Source: The Guardian, UK
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Stevie Van Zandt's foundation to host NYC Beatles documentary premiere

This Thursday, September 15th, Stevie Van Zandt's non-profit Rock and Roll Forever Foundation will host the New York City premiere of Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week-The Touring Years. Van Zandt's foundation offers extensive educational materials free-of-charge to middle and high school teachers.

Source: Morning Ticker
Monday, September 12, 2016
Ron Howard wants to make second Beatles film

Ron Howard wants to make a follow-up to his rock documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years. Howard says he was so taken with the subject he'd love to make another film about the history of the Fab Four. "I found this to be so fascinating that I'd be very open to that," he tells British newspaper The Times.

Source: TV3, Ireland
Monday, September 5, 2016
Paul and Ringo say new film jogged their memories about Beatlemania

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recently came together to give a rare joint interview to chat about the upcoming Beatles documentary. They both noted that watching the movie helped jar their recollections of that time period, during which the band was subjected to unprecedented fan hysteria while touring the world.

Source: NCN
Larry Kane's front-row travels with the Beatles

About Ron Howard's new Beatles movie, Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, legendary local Philadelphia newsman Larry Kane, who had a unique, front-row seat to the Beatles' invasion of America, says, "The reason this film is so unprecedented, and so unique, is that it takes you there. I got chills feeling like I was back in '64."

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Friday, September 2, 2016
The Cavern, Albert Dock and more to host Beatles film celebrations

Various organizations across Liverpool are staging special events to celebrate Liverpool hosting the world premiere of The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years. Cavern City Tours, Liverpool ONE, The Beatles Story, Liverpool Town Hall and BBC Radio Merseyside will be putting on a host of special activities.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
How Ron Howard's new documentary unearthed rare new footage

Ron Howard's new documentary Eight Days A Week offers a fresh take on the band's touring years, thanks to fan treasures and a meticulous restoration process. Software that monitors Twitter and other social platforms for, in this case, specific Beatles concerts, helped them find people who might have stories or footage to share.

Source: Fast Company
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Beatles film world premiere to be held in Liverpool

Liverpool is to host the world premiere of a huge new Beatles film. Academy Award winner Ron Howard's authorised film The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is going to be shown at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology on September 15 at 6:30, 30 minutes before it is screened in London.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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